Posts tagged with: Witches Walk

mountainviewfromcoopershawkI’m SO excited!  It’s OCTOBER!!!  WOOT!!!

Thanks for popping in today.  I’m in the throes of getting the house decorated.  See the typewriter below?  It’s a “Haunted Typewriter” from Grandin Road – they have the BEST Halloween stuff!!   It “spirit-types” HELP over and over.  Perfect for a Halloween-obsessed writer!  Grins.

Stormy weather and book deadlines have me a few days behind, but it’ll be up by the end of the weekend.  Grins.  (I’m waiting till Monday to do the outside since Sunday is supposed to be windy and rainy. )

But I’m getting a start inside between Capclave and watching my Eldest play baseball.  Eldest and the Hubs are in south Florida.  Yes, Florida.  They’re at a tournament and I can only watch him play on GameChanger – a fabulous pitch-by-pitch realtime computer interface.  It’s almost–almost!– like being there except I can’t whistle, yell, and clap encouragement.

Well, I CAN, but they can’t hear me.  Ha!haunted-typewriter

So, decorating, watching baseball and doing panels at the AMAZING local Fantasy Con called CapClave.  I am so thrilled to be a part of CapClave this year.  What a great group of people!  I had my first panel this morning with the guest of honor, Sarah Beth Durst.  What a fun person!!  And a great YA writer if you’re looking for a super YA fantasy read!

We were on a panel talking about where authors get their ideas.  I think that’s a funny question, because, as another panelist said, my problem is how do you stop them from coming long enough to WRITE them!?!?  Ha!  However, it was fascinating to hear how ideas and concepts came to the other panelists.  (Dreams, articles, tv shows, other books, fairy tales, and “what-if” scenarios…)thewitcheswalkfinal

I’m part of another panel later in the day about climate change, and last thing tonight, I get to join the wonderful ladies from BroadUniverse for a Rapid Fire Reading.  If you’re not familiar with either Broad Universe, or RFRs, these are too fun!  The Broads, as they’re affectionately known, are women who write speculative fiction.  Rapid Fire Readings are a session where authors read from their latest works or works in progress.

I’m reading from the Witches Walk.  So excited!!

Of course, I’ll have to be checking my phone tonight because the Cubs and Giants are playing….Let’s Go, Cubbies!!  I know Suz will be watching the Indians.

It’s a great time of the year….football, baseball, books, Halloween, trick-or-treati

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 27: Members of the Chicago Cubs wait to welcome Kris Bryant #17 after he hit a game-winning, two-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field on July 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 9-8. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 27: (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

ng (chocolate!), and spooky stories.  What’s not to love?

Are you decorating for Halloween?

If you like football, who do you root for?

If you’re a baseball fan, is your team fighting for a spot, or done, or in the hunt?

Time for pumpkin pie!!  (And maybe a food fight with Cassondra….Bwahahahah!)

The Witches Walk is HERE!!! C’mon to the Launch Party!

fb-logo-3It’s here!  It’s here!

The Witches Walk, my latest story, is finally here!  It’s up on Amazon, Nook, iBooks and Kobo.  Walk…har,har,har, don’t run…no wait…RUN and get it!  Then come back here to the Lair and snuggle into one of the well-worn, soft and comfy reading chairs, grab a drink from Sven or Paolo or one of the Hockey Hunks and enjoy!

What’s your drinking pleasure?  Just for the occasion, Sven’s got a special Witches Walk punch in the big Cauldron over there.  There are witch-hat, broom, and black cat cookies.  Sven made pumpkin bread, pumpkin and chocolate slice, a pumpkin-shaped banana bread bundt cake with orange icing.  I tell you, the man’s been baking for DAYS.

There’s also all the usual delicious beverages.  Wine?  How about Vampire Fang Merlot?  Or maybe a smoking cauldron shooter?  Grins.  He’s taken the theme to the limit, I assure you.

Oh, and the cobwebs are not real.  Snork!  (Really, did you think Sven had slacked off in keeping this place up, even though most of us are spending our waking hours writing?  Oh, no.  Clean as a whistle and no real spiders allowed!)

Some of the Witches from Haven Harbor are going to drop by later.  If you had a chance, what would you askwwlogo a witch?  I assure you, most are just like you and me – baseball moms, carpool drivers, executives, clerks, and so on – and I’ve seen very few with warts or fangs.  Grins.  That’s the basis of The Witches Walk.  Real people who live real lives, and just happen to have a little extra whammy.  Ha!

You got to read an excerpt the other day, but I’ll pick three winners at the end of the day, to get a free copy of The Witches Walk!!

So…

If you could have one power, like the witches in Haven Harbor, what would you choose?  Talking to Ghosts? Seeing the future? Influencing the weather? Reading the cards, the runes or the scrying mirror? Growing herbs and plants for spells?  Or something completely different?

masquerade-ball-gownsIf you were throwing a Gala, what would you wear?  Pull a cool picture of your ideal dress and put it in your comments!

Who would your idea date be for a Gala at the end of the Witches Walk?

And, last but not least….COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS!!